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FAEC FY2019 DATA Act Common Methodology Workshop

Due to the partial government shutdown, the FAEC DATA Act Working Group will now deliver the FY2019 DATA Act Common Methodology Workshop on February 15, 2019, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the NRC Auditorium.

Event will be held at:
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

General Information

Learning Objectives

Participants will discuss how to perform their review using the FY2019 Inspectors General Guide to Compliance under the DATA Act as a reference. Specifically, participants will better understand how to plan, perform, and report the results of DATA Act required reviews.

Presenters

Bobbie Jean Bartz is an Assistant Director in the Office of Data Analytics at the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DOJ OIG). Bobbie Jean has worked at the DOJ OIG for 10 years, and in the Federal audit community for 15 years. She was responsible for the audits of the DOJ financial statements, and other financial-related engagements. In addition, she has been a collaborator on several of CIGIE’s Federal Audit Executive Council’s working groups, such as the Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act and Financial Audit Manual workgroups. Bobbie Jean graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland University College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Pauletta Battle is the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Financial Management and Transparency Audits within the Department of Treasury, Office of Inspector General. Pauletta began her Federal government career as an auditor with the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General and has 20 years of experience conducting financial statements and performance audits. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida International University and a Masters of Business Administration from Strayer University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Pauletta is currently the Chair of the Federal Audit Executive Council’s DATA Act Working Group and has been an active member of Working Group since its inception, contributing to the development of FY2017 and FY2019 FAEC Inspectors General Guide to Compliance under the DATA Act.

Corey Bidne is an Assistant Director within the Audit division of the US Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General (USDA OIG) specializing in audits of Federal acquisitions and other contract related audit work. In 2014 as part of USDA OIG, Corey led a government-wide audit initiative on behalf of CIGIE to review and assess cloud computing within the Federal Government. At the time, it was the largest collaborative CIGIE initiative, which included staff from 19 Inspectors General Offices. The report identified multiple issues and ultimately made recommendations to the Office and Management and Budget, which was the first CIGIE report to issue recommendations to a Federal agency. Corey began his career with OIG in 2010 as a Senior Auditor within the Information Technology Audit Operations division where he contributed to and led audits pertaining to the USDA IT environment and the annual FISMA audit. Prior to joining USDA OIG, Corey built his audit experience over the course of 7 years as an internal auditor and consultant for highly regulated clients in the gaming and financial industries. In addition to holding a professional license as a Certified Public Accountant, Corey also holds certifications as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Information Security Auditor. Corey received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippe School of Business where he completed a dual major in accounting and finance.

Gail F.P. Butler is a Senior Auditor with the Office of the Inspector General for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC OIG) and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB). During her 10-year tenure, Ms. Butler has conducted and overseen multiple contracted audits in accordance with professional audit standards and with GAGAS. Ms. Butler helped develop NRC OIG’s official comments on the draft DATA Act, and has coordinated DATA Act assessments and audits since FY2015 along with participating in reviews of other major NRC OIG and DNFSB programs. Before this role, she worked in private industry where she conducted numerous information technology and financial audits including 21CFR Part 11, Sarbanes-Oxley, and quality assurance audits. Ms. Butler holds three undergraduate degrees: International Relations, Computer Information Sciences, and Accounting, along with a master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. In her spare time, she enjoys attending seminars covering topics in history and science and playing Roblox with her granddaughter, Tesla.

Tabitha “Tammy” Hart is an Assistant Director in the Financial Statement Audit Office at the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DOJ OIG). She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Bowie State University graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She has worked in various Federal government positions since 1997 and performed on both the DOJ’s FY16 DATA Act Readiness review and the FY17 DATA Act Audit. In addition, she assisted with the development of both the FY17 and FY19 FAEC Inspectors General Guide to Compliance under the DATA Act.

Chiquita Johnson is a lead auditor for Cyberspace Operations at the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General. Ms. Johnson has worked extensively in matters involving Data Act as well as other financial oversight, acquisition, and performance related audits for the last 10 years. She is an active participant in the CIGIE Federal Audit Executive Council Data Act working group as well as the Department of Defense Data Act working group. Ms. Johnson was instrumental in the development of the FY2017 Inspectors General Guide to Compliance under the Data Act as well as a guest speaker at the Readiness Review and Required Review workshops hosted by the Federal Audit Executive Council. She earned her Masters of Business Administration, cum laude in 2006 and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Magna cumlaude, in 2004 from North Carolina Central University. She is a Certified Defense Financial Auditor and a Certified Internal Acquisition Auditor.

Kanika Kals is a Senior Auditor with Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) with over 13 years of experience. She joined TIGTA in 2005 and has since worked on and led a variety of audits. Kanika led TIGTA’s audit of the Internal Revenue Service’s FY 2017 second quarter Data Act submission. After the completion of that audit, she joined the Data Act Common Methodology Sub-group and led the Sampling team to collectively work with other group members on lessons learned from the prior audit and develop common approaches. Kanika has a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics with a Certificate in Accounting from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Master’s Degree in Business and Management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Morgan Little has been an Auditor for the Inspector General for the Tax Administration (TIGTA) for three years. She earned her Graduate Degree in Forensic Studies with a Concentration in Accounting from Stevenson University and her Undergrad Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Morgan is also an Enrolled Agent with over ten years of experience working in public accounting. Morgan worked on the FY2017 Internal Revenue Service DATA Act audit and, this year, she was an active member of the CIGIE FAEC DATA Act Common Methodology Sub-group.

Shellie Purnell-Brown is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with over 20 years of internal auditing experience. Shellie graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. She spent the majority of her career in the private sector and has worked in various industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, and retail. She joined the Federal government OIG community in 2011 and currently works for the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) as a Senior Auditor. Her expertise includes risk assessment, internal controls, and managing complex audit projects. Shellie has been a member of the DATA Act Working Group from its inception and has been a major contributor to all the CIGIE DATA Act review guides. Shellie is currently the Executive Vice President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) DC Chapter.

Barbara Silber is a Certificated Public Accountant and a graduate of West Virginia University with Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. She has worked in various accounting, financial management, budgeting and auditing positions with the federal government since 1987. Except for 4 years at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), she has been with Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DOJ) her entire career. She participated in both the DOJ’s FY16 DATA Act Readiness review and the FY17 DATA Act Audit. In addition, she assisted with the development of both the FY17 and FY19 FAEC Inspectors General Guide to Compliance under the DATA Act.

Registration

Conference registration closes February 13th, at 5:00pm.